1. What is thrombocytopenia?
In this condition, there are decreased platelet counts in the blood, which leads to bleeding and can occur due to medications or medical conditions like leukaemia.
2. What are the signs and symptoms of thrombocytopenia?
Thrombocytopenia is characterised by following symptoms:
- Body rashes
3. What are the underlying causes of thrombocytopenia?
The underlying causes of thrombocytopenia are as follows:
- Viral or bacterial infections
- Immune thrombocytopenia
- Haemolytic uremic syndrome
- Aplastic anaemia
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
4. How is thrombocytopenia diagnosed?
Thrombocytopenia is diagnosed by the following methods:
- A careful assessment of signs/symptoms along with a physical examination
- Complete evaluation of medical history
- Blood tests
- Bone marrow biopsy
5. What are the possible treatments available for thrombocytopenia?
The treatment of thrombocytopenia depends upon the diagnosis of underlying cause. The possible treatments available for thrombocytopenia are as follows:
- Platelet transfusion
- Blood transfusion
- Administration of steroids, plasma exchange